What Got This Director Here?: Two Lane Blacktop.
My Favorite Past Experience Was…: N/A
What Did I Watch: Two Lane Blacktop.
Where Does He Fit: My love for Dumont’s Twentynine Palms is reflected in Two-Lane Blacktop, where absolutely nothing happens and it’s kind of amazing to watch. Everything is just about two blank faced guys and Warren Oates moving through America in a car with a loud engine. Atmospheres of different places thrum and can be fully absorbed. Things are totally spoiler proof, since scenes barely connect and just form a mood of the sense of travel across the States and dealing with someone annoying or something vague like that, I don’t know, chill out and look at the photography of the salt flats instead.
Most Valuable Asset: Fordian poetry.
Most Excited For: Cockfighter.
Did They Deserve a Spot?: Maybe.
Coming Up Next: Forgotten French New Waver, Claude Chabrol.